In case this hasn't been posted already.
I was looking around on the internet and I found that democrats such as Ben Nelson and Ron Wyden are trying to effectively repeal the insurance mandate.
Under political pressure as a result of the new health law, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., has asked the Government Accountability Office to study alternatives to the controversial mandate requiring most Americans to obtain coverage.
Nelson spokesman Jake Thompson said the senator isn’t backing away from the mandate, but is "looking at possible replacements" to get the largest number of people to buy insurance.
"Senator Nelson has asked the GAO to study other ways to expand coverage and reduce the costs of uncompensated care," Thompson said in an email to Kaiser Health News. "He’s asked the GAO to evaluate alternative incentives
And there's this
Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will introduce legislation Thursday allowing states to opt out of the controversial individual-mandate requirement of the health care reform law far sooner than they would under the law passed by Democrats earlier this year.
"States shouldn't be forced by the federal government to adopt a one-size-fits all health care plan. Each state's health care needs are different," Brown says in a statement accompanying the legislation. "Our bill provides flexibility, and allows states like Massachusetts to opt out of portions of the health care law."
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Frankly, the president is going to have to do something, because as this Washington Post article points out, Republican appointed judges dominate the appellate courts increasing the likelihood that the individual mandate is declared unconstitutional
Although the impact of Bush's judicial appointments is most often noticed at the Supreme Court, it has played out much more frequently and more importantly here and in the nation's 12 other appellate courts, where his appointees and their liberal counterparts are waging often-bitter ideological battles. After Bush's eight years in office, Republican-appointed majorities firmly control the outcomes in 10 of these courts, compared with seven after President Bill Clinton's tenure. They also now share equal representation with Democratic appointees on two additional courts.